Our fresh English Mistletoe can be sent as a gift (with your special Christmas Message)
or can be sent direct to you, so you can hang it up
somewhere and wait patiently under it :)
You are also able to add a bunch as an extra gift to any other order you make online to
make your perfect Christmas Gift just that bit more Kissmassy.
Please note... Although our english mistletoe is available to buy
now, the earliest we are delivering is the 29th of December 2013.
Please note if you have any special Mistletoe
requirements please do not hesitate to contact us
or go to InterMistletoe.co.uk
where we do our very best to meet all your Mistletoe needs.
A few Sprigs of Mistletoe
Contains 2-3 large pieces of mistletoe.
A Bunch of Mistletoe
Contains 5-6 large pieces
A Large Bunch of Mistletoe
Contains 10-12 large pieces
A Very Large Ball of Mistletoe
A huge ball over 50cm in diameter
The Famous Tenbury Wells Mistletoe Auction
All the mistletoe we supply is bought at the famous Tenbury Wells Mistletoe Auction
and this year will be our 6th year. Lucky for us we have our very own Mistletoe
expert on hand in the name of Ken.
Once your mistletoe has arrived, if you can we advise you to snip of the ends and
place in a little water with a little bit of sugar.
It is also advisable to store your mistletoe outside in an unheated shed or garage,
then at the last minute, when you actually need it, bring it indoors.
This should then last the rest of Christmas.
Kissing under the Mistletoe
Kissing under the mistletoe is one of the many things that makes Christmas a magical time.
According to custom any two people who meet under a hanging of mistletoe are obliged to kiss.
It stems back to the 18th century when a young lady standing under some at christmas time
could not refuse to be kissed. Such a kiss could mean deep romance or lasting friendship
and goodwill. But if the girl remained un-kissed, she could not expect to marry
during the following year.
Another origin is related to the story of Baldur (The Norse God of innocence, beauty, joy, purity, and peace)
coming back to life because of his mother Frigga (The Norse Goddess of marriage, motherhood, fertility and love)
who removed the mistletoe's poison with her tears.
When Baldur came back to life he kissed everyone who passed underneath the mistletoe out
of happiness and gratitude and thus started the custom. Hence why mistletoe is used at Christmas,
a time of love and joy.
Also it is said that Mistletoe should be burned on the twelfth night; if the mistletoe was not
burned everyone who had kissed under it would never marry.
Whether we believe the myth or not, mistletoe always makes for a great christmas celebration.
Even if the pagan importance of mistletoe has been long forgotten, the custom of exchanging a
kiss under the mistletoe is still as much fun know as it probably was then.